I watch this and realize that I should be enthusiastic, energized, motivated, and excited about the potential and opportunities for an explosion of new learning that could take place.

So why instead do I feel depressed, defeated, and hopeless? I am at a place where the cynic in me is winning the battle and crushing the idealist. I want to innovate, but my own weaknesses and lack of knowledge coupled with what seem to be endless barriers in the system convince me daily that it will never happen.

I can address my own flaws, and I am. I can chip away at the barriers, and I am. But are there enough people doing the same? Can we overcome the enormous inertia that continues to drive the system on in the same direction? I hope so, with the little bit of hope I have left.